Category: Media Release

More Funding To Protect Corangamite Catchments

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more funding to help Corangamite landholders protect the region’s priority waterways. Minister for Water Lisa Neville today announced $1.5 million for landholders to preserve and improve the region’s waterways. The money will be distributed to 45 local landowners and underpin the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Corangamite Waterway Program, whose […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Shining A Light On Flinders Street Station

Victorians will see Flinders Street Station in a whole new light following the unveiling of a new state of the art LED lighting system. Installed as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $100m upgrade of the station, the cutting-edge system can turn the station any colour and can run spectacular light shows for major events […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Major Projects, Minister for Public Transport

First Monash Upgrade Done, Speed Back To 100

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1. With work complete the speed limit has been returned to 100 km/h, with drivers already seeing travel time savings of more than seven minutes at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Flexible Workplaces Good For Women And Business

Flexible working arrangements are improving female workforce participation and boosting business in Victoria. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today released a new study commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government that models the bottom line impact of flexible work. The report, undertaken by the Nous Group, found flexible work delivered significant savings for all three sampled […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Victoria Invests In The Economic Power Of Women

The Andrews Labor Government is working to improve the economic status of Victorian women by funding new microenterprise and financial capability programs. Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of $2.2 million to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE) to deliver programs that will empower women financially. While […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Women

Helping Our World-Leading Researchers Fight Cancer

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s next generation of world-leading researchers the help they need to continue the fight against cancer. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced $1.5 million in grants for five of Victoria’s best and brightest minds to continue working on their ground-breaking discoveries and medical breakthroughs. The Victorian Cancer Agency’s Cancer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Putting Fans First During Footy Finals

Footy fans will now have a fair go when buying tickets to this year’s 2018 Toyota AFL Final Series after the Andrews Labor Government officially declared it a major event. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined AFL General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld at the MCG to announce the 2018 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Government Response To The African Communities Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government today released its response to the landmark African Communities Action Plan. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robin Scott released the response at an event to support the AFL-led initiatives for young people from African backgrounds. The Plan is the first of its kind and was developed by and for African communities in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Victoria Leads The Nation When It Comes To Vaccination Rates

Five-year-olds in Victoria are now better protected against diseases prevented by vaccination than in any other state in Australia, new data shows. According to new figures from the Australian Immunisation Register, 95.7 per cent of kids aged five are now fully immunised – the best rate of all Australian states and territories. The Andrews Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Backing Melbourne’s First And Only Indigenous Radio Station

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Melbourne’s first and only indigenous radio station, giving Aboriginal people a voice. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced a grant of $50,000 for the 3KnD – Kool and Deadly, radio station. 3KnD provides a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, arts, culture and politics in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs